Tuesday, September 3, 2013

TTT: Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.    

This week's topic is:
Top 10 Books that I Wish Were Taught in Schools
*These are in no particular order.

Seeing as my Beyond the Book post yesterday featured a book I wish was required reading in schools, I'm going to go with this topic! Put that together with all the tough issues I've read about this summer and I'm going to rock this topic! 

1. Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown: Teaches about sexting in a non-preachy way that I'm sure teens can easily dive into.
2. Golden by Jessi Kirby: It will cause them to think about what they want to do later on in life. I don't want them to be like me, and not starting to think about it until they're 25.... 

3. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: It will teach them about depression and that they're not the only one in the world who may feel sad and lonely. 
4. My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi: It will teach them about HIV. Even I learned somethings when I read it and I thought I know mostly all there is to know about the disease! 
The Sky is Everywhere

5. How to Love by Katie Cotugno: Although this one isn't out until October, I still want to add this. It will teach students about the ever growing issue of teen parenting. 
6. A Really Awesome Mess by Brendan Halpin & Trish Cook: This will help teach the teens about addiction as well as eating disorders.  
How To LoveA Really Awesome Mess

7. Stay by Deb Caletti: It will teach the students about abuse in relationships and how they don't have to take it and let it happen to them.
8. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Will teach the students about cancer and how to deal with family deaths.  
StaySecond Chance Summer

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: It will teach students about cancer and death in their relationships. 
10. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: It will teach the students that it doesn't matter whether you're black, green, purple, or blue, rich or poor, or whatever. If you're in love, then be in love. 
The Fault in Our StarsThe Distance Between Us

Honorable Mention: Percy Jackson series. I LOVE the way it taught ME about mythology, so I'm sure it could teach children as well.  
 Something Like Normal by Trish Doller: Teaches students about PTSD awareness. (LATE EDITION! CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT IT!)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)Something Like Normal



  1. JG's books are great and I think one at least should be read in schools. I almost included Percy as well, how could would those be?! :)
    Nice list!

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  2. I really liked how you picked all these books and I think they would make great required books. There are many of them on my reading list, so I'm happy to hear they were good :)

  3. Oh my, aside from The Lightning Thief which is also on my list, all the rest are on my TBR pile. This means that I really need to catch up! BTW, new follower via GFC because I think we have similar tastes in books. :)
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  4. I have Thousand Words on my list too. And you are so right, it isn't preachy at all. Great call on your other picks, I've read a few and I completely agree.

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  5. Oh my gosh yes, to all of these! It was so hard to narrow my list down but I wish I used most of these. Why couldn't it be a top 20 haha!

  6. I still need to read Thousand Words! I bought it a long time ago, but still haven't read it yet.
    And I definitely agree with Something Like Normal. That book is a jewel.
    Great list & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (: